Blog
About

0
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
1 collections
    0
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: found

      Morphologic Characteristics of Aortic Valve Sclerosis by Transesophageal Echocardiography: Importance for the Prediction of Coronary Artery Disease

      Read this article at

      ScienceOpenPublisherPubMed
      Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          Aortic valve sclerosis (AVS) is associated with myocardial infarction and mortality. Since it is not cost effective to test all patients with AVS for coronary artery disease (CAD), the identification of high-risk patients is important. We developed a morphologic classification system for AVS by transesophageal echocardiography and correlated the subtypes of AVS with the presence of cardiovascular disease. AVS in general was not associated with CAD. However, among patients with mixed nodular and diffuse AVS, the prevalence of CAD and previous coronary artery bypass graft surgery were higher than among those without this mixed type (p = 0.02 and 0.008, respectively). We concluded that the finding of mixed nodular and diffuse AVS identifies patients at increased risk for CAD. Thus, the echocardiographic assessment of AVS morphology is of clinical relevance.

          Related collections

          Most cited references 6

          • Record: found
          • Abstract: not found
          • Article: not found

          Correlation between lipoprotein(a) and aortic valve sclerosis assessed by echocardiography (the JMS Cardiac Echo and Cohort Study)

            Bookmark
            • Record: found
            • Abstract: found
            • Article: not found

            Association of mitral annulus calcification, aortic valve sclerosis and aortic root calcification with abnormal myocardial perfusion single photon emission tomography in subjects age < or =65 years old.

            We examined the hypothesis that mitral annulus calcification (MAC), aortic valve sclerosis (AVS) and aortic root calcification (ARC) are associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) in subjects age or =2) calcium (or sclerosis) deposits with diabetes or multiple (> or =2) coronary risk factors were significantly associated with abnormal SPECT in women age 55 years old (OR, 10.00) and in men age < or =55 years old (OR, 5.55). Multivariate analyses identified multiple calcium deposits as a significant predictor for an abnormal SPECT in women (p < 0.001), younger subjects age < or =55 years (p < 0.05) and the total group of subjects (p < 0.01). When coronary risk factors are also taken into consideration, the presence of multiple calcium deposits in the mitral annulus, aortic valve or aortic root appears to be a marker of CAD in men < or =55 years old and women.
              Bookmark
              • Record: found
              • Abstract: not found
              • Article: not found

              Aortic valve sclerosis and aortic atherosclerosis: different manifestations of the same disease?

                Bookmark

                Author and article information

                Journal
                CRD
                Cardiology
                10.1159/issn.0008-6312
                Cardiology
                S. Karger AG
                0008-6312
                1421-9751
                2002
                November 2002
                07 November 2002
                : 98
                : 3
                : 154-158
                Affiliations
                aCedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif., bMayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Ariz., and cVeterans Affairs Medical Center, Albuquerque, N. Mex., USA
                Article
                66314 Cardiology 2002;98:154–158
                10.1159/000066314
                12417815
                © 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel

                Copyright: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be translated into other languages, reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, microcopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Drug Dosage: The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in government regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and drug reactions, the reader is urged to check the package insert for each drug for any changes in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. This is particularly important when the recommended agent is a new and/or infrequently employed drug. Disclaimer: The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publishers and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions or products referred to in the content or advertisements.

                Page count
                Figures: 3, Tables: 4, References: 14, Pages: 5
                Categories
                Noninvasive and Diagnostic Cardiology

                Comments

                Comment on this article